Beer is subjective. What one palette finds delicious may repulse another. While one person may find nothing better than a hopped up, citrusy IPA, a second might yearn for a more crisp subdued experience typically found in a Pilsner. Yet, a third person may just want a rich, silky smooth, coffee forward, chocolaty Stout. There are also those who take a more economically sound approach to beer and opt for the off-color, lightly flavored water that comes in convenient 30 packs at low, low prices. Honestly, I probably won’t be focusing too much effort on that category of beer.
It can be said that there is a time and place for (almost) everything. Every type of beer can be paired with a type of food that will enhance both the food and the drink. My point is there are so many options out there. It doesn’t make sense to stick to just one type or brand and declare, “This is what I drink”. We should all strive to go outside our comfort zone every once in a while and try something new. This isn’t to say we can’t have our favorites, the staples that we go back to time and time again, what I like to call comfort beers. These should form the base of our beer pyramid and as we experiment, our base will grow and our tastes expand.
I created this blog to facilitate my desire to experiment and try new beers. Bakersfield’s craft beer selection continues to grow as we get better and better distribution. This blog will serve as a resource to help people find what is new and interesting on tap and on shelves around town.
Another focal point will be events. The events page will be a place where you can go to get info on all local festivals, tastings, pairings and features. We have great bottle shops and restaurants that are bringing top quality events to town that I want to help promote, so that we the consumers can take advantage of all that Bakersfield’s beer community has to offer.
Thanks for reading my first blog post. Hope to see you back here often.